Allocates a block of memory of specified size from the COM task memory allocator.
Assemblies: System.Runtime.InteropServices (in System.Runtime.InteropServices.dll)
mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
- Type: System.Int32
The size of the block of memory to be allocated.
There is insufficient memory to satisfy the request.
is one of two memory allocation API methods in the Marshal class. (Marshal.AllocHGlobal is the other.) The initial memory content returned is undefined, and the allocated memory can be larger than the requested number of bytes. This method exposes the COM CoTaskMemAlloc function, which is referred to as the COM task memory allocator.
requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.